Category Archives: art

Fujiko Nakaya Fog Sculptor

Fujiko Nakaya is a sculptor who works exclusively with artificial fog.

The impermanence of it all amazes me.

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Music, Language, Thought.

A neat looking lecture series being held at NYU. Just missed the first session, but more in April.

With talks like “The Rape of Euterpe: Music, Philology, and Misology in the Work of Nietzsche” it’s sure to be a barn burner.

Awesome poster too.

More here.

Library of Dust

David Maisel in the book “Library of Dust”, photographs decaying canisters containing the cremated remains of the unclaimed dead from an Oregon psychiatric hospital.

Nadav Kander in the Times

Nadav Kander whom I mentioned in this post, did 52 full-page photographs of the “new power elite” in Washington for the New York Times Magazine.

You can see the portraits here.

Displacement


Displacement by Ilia Ovechkin

An infinite album cover of 2 Live Crew’s “Nasty as They Wanna Be”

The Lives they Left Behind

When Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995, staff members found a door tucked under the rafters of an attic. Prying it open, they found rows of wooden racks, packed with almost 400 suitcases of all shapes and types – men’s on the left, women’s on the right.

The suitcases were untouched since their owners packed them decades earlier before being committed to the institution.

These contents were then made into a traveling exhibition documenting the lives of those who had stayed there.

It’s depressing.

See the exhibition here.

Raymond Pettibon over L.A.

A Raymond Pettibon billboard just went up over West Hollywood which is a part of the 2008 California Biennial.